You know deep down Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller wanted to say, “we were horrible’’ against Cal-State Fullerton.
He didn’t. He’s too smart for that. But, if you read closely what he had to say, he actually did. Well, sort of.
He might as well have said it. His Wildcats did in Arizona’s 73-62 win over visiting Cal State Fullerton. Arizona went in a 26-point favorite and left McKale thinking they’ve got to improve in the coming days before it faces Jimmer Fredette and the Brigham Young Cougars on Saturday afternoon.
Miller was and has been brutally honest about his team this season and he didn’t hold back on Wednesday night.
“We were fat and happy,’’ said Miller, whose team is now 8-1.
“We didn’t play together and we didn’t compete on every possession. We weren’t responsible on offense. Some of the shots that went up and what we ran (were not right). We were not executing what we do.
“We came into the game with that demeanor of we’re going to win by 20-some points. We’re not good enough to have that mentality. We have to do it with togetherness and effort and if either one of those isn’t a part of what we do, we will lose to anyone on our schedule.’’